10-30-06 - The Weight Continuum Healthy weight, desirable...

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The Weight Continuum Healthy weight, desirable range: weight range with no harm to health Overweight; body weight> recommended range for good health (based on population data). Increasing incidence of disease. Obesity: more serious degree of overweight, with definite health consequences. Obesity is THE major health problem in U.S., affecting more than 60 million people. Diabetes, Heart disease, hypertension, stroke, some cancers, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, gall bladder disease, self esteem/psychological health. Obese= >20% over “ideal” weight >30 BMI >32% fat women >25% fat men B(ody)M(ass)I(ndex)= weight (kg) / height (m) 2 Weight (lbs) * 703 / height (inches) 2 Page 415, Table 14-3 Apple (android) shape—greatest deposits around middle, greater health risk, especially heart disease and Type II diabetes Pear (gynoid) shape—greatest deposits through hips, lower health risk Greatest risk if wait measurement in Men > 40 inches Women > 35 inches Fat cells secrete proteins that trigger changes throughout the body. When fat stores expand, secretion of some proteins increases, while others decrease More inflammatory proteins. Less of a hormone that assists insulin.
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